One thing to note when using any microbial slurry bugs is the presences of dairy chemicals, footbath solutions, wormers and antibiotics. They all kill microbes so the effects of a slurry treatment can vary massively depending on what's going in the slurry. There is at least one slurry conditioner that I know of that neutralises these and allows the microbes to work better, otherwise the microbes are all much of a muchness, bit like silage additives. Retention of N, less crust, less smell and easier to spread (umbilical especially) are all expected results of a successful treatment.
AHDB has announced yesterday it is winding down significant activities on behalf of the horticulture and potatoes sectors.
While still awaiting a decision on the future by Ministers in England, Scotland and Wales, AHDB wants to reassure levy payers their views have been heard following recent ballots in the two sectors.
AHDB is now stopping programmes of work that could be restarted in the future by grower associations, individual growers or the supply chain. This work includes for example, export market access and promotional international trade event work, consumer marketing campaigns and market pricing and insight information. AHDB will continue to deliver limited emergency work on pests and diseases, including the Extension of Authorisation for Minor Use (EAMU)’s and some...